Arbor Networks

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Arbor Networks Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
16 Reviews
3.7
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Arbor Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was an intern soon after the acquisition by Danaher. The engineers were great (seemed pretty satisfied), and the company culture was good too. There was obviously a bit of concern about what would happen as the company got integrated into a bigger company, but people seemed relatively encouraged by what the were seeing (ie good management, little intervention from on-high). Flexible hours and paid well, at least as an intern. The code base was well-documented and code reviews were taken seriously.

    Cons

    Most new jobs seemed focused on the D rather than R in R&D, so that may be a positive or negative depending on what you're looking for. But that's probably to be expected given the maturity of the company, so it's not less R than most similar-sized or larger companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personally I think agile development is overrated, especially for systems software. While it may be useful for people working on UI, I felt it was being pushed a bit too hard on teams for which agile methods aren't the best fit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No Integrity or transparency.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay but that's it.

    Cons

    Management has no direction or integrity Unless you are part of the "inner circle" Training on new technology is nonexistent. Everyone talks behind each others backs. No clear cut direction or indication that management has a clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support management needs to be gutted from the VP down. Not one ounce of integrity or consideration for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, pre-acquisition phase at least.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really strong products and technology, great people. Good opportunities to do different things in the company. Company very much values initiative.

    Cons

    Although Danaher has been mostly hands off, they are likely to get more hands-on in tougher times. Office politics between Ann Arbor and Boston can be tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be some type of stock incentives for rank and file to keep attracting good talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Software Engineering Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Arbor Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, everyone was very easy to talk to and willing to help you if needed. Onboarding process is pretty solid. Classes are held on different products to familiarize new hires with the various products and how they work.

    Cons

    Some of the products that have been around a while have such a large code base initially working with them can be daunting.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work place for a software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Arbor Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great life/work balance. Colleagues are fantastic

    Cons

    Not really. Maybe small company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Arbor Networks is an amazing company to work for. They treat their employees great and they are growing exponentially.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Arbor Networks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone that works in the company is extremely nice and approachable. They are the leader in the industry, but continue to create great ideas and become better.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't so great because they are part of the Danaher Corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only teach a person certain skills. If they are bringing down the morale of a group, or constantly putting down the company, do not risk losing good employees because of their poor support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Promising at first, but downhill soon after

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart people there that are great to learn from and there is potential, especially with the great team from PacketLoop.
    Strong financial support for speaking engagements and conferences.

    Cons

    Too much pass the buck and lack of accountability. "Hard work" is defined only between the hours of 10am and 4pm and very few put in the time to meet deadlines that they set which causes major deadlines to slip.
    Hiring goes in massive spurts so for every good person you get at least two incompetents who stick around much longer than the good people.
    Work environments are lacking - "open cubes" are required causing significant distractions and rudeness from other employees who refuse to understand that their antics make it hard for others to work.
    Free snacks that are largely just sugar and fat, feels like a snack machine from a college dorm and not an adult workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability. Practice it or the smart ones will continue to flee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Neutral experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Management
    Former Employee - Director Product Management

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Name brand customers, growing market

    Cons

    Lots of turnover at senior level, legacy product without clear strategy to move forward

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working here for 2 years and love it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Some of the smartest people I have ever worked with in technology.
    -Fantastic atmosphere that is fun and lively.
    -Although owned by a parent company, they still have their personal touch.
    -The company is growing in product and in customer base very quickly.
    -Very respectful of the work/life balance.
    -Does a good job at rewarding employees for hard work.

    Cons

    -As a company grows, there will always be resistance - there are some employees who have been there for a long time that are disgruntled at change. This can damper morale at times.
    -Some of the managers in place have been promoted to management without experience and that can damper morale as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a manager that is struggling ask for training.
    Keep the fun in place. It makes the hard work worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience with a growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for, the people are great, the overall culture of Arbor is fantastic.

    Very challenging field to be working in.

    Depending on where you work from, a lot of latitude is given for your work day, makes the work and life experience nice. However, you'll still end up putting in long hours to help get the job done.

    Cons

    Could use more products. Limited area for growth with what is currently being offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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